pasture

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pasture feed as in a meadow or pasture "the herd was grazing"
    • v pasture let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
    • n pasture bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
    • n pasture a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pasture Food; nourishment. "Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous."
    • Pasture Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage. "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures .""So graze as you find pasture ."
    • Pasture Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing.
    • v. i Pasture To feed on growing grass; to graze.
    • v. t Pasture To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pasture Food; nourishment; fare.
    • n pasture Grass for the food of cattle or other animals; the food of cattle taken by grazing.
    • n pasture Ground covered with grass appropriated for the grazing of cattle or other animals.
    • n pasture In the fisheries, one of the compartments of a deep-water weir, which corresponds to what is termed the big pond in the shoal-water weir; that part of the weir which the fish first enter, being directed by the leader. See deep-water weir, under weir.
    • pasture To feed by grazing; supply or afford pasture or nourishment to: as, the land will pasture fifty oxen; the cattle were pastured on the hillside or in the meadow.
    • pasture To graze; take food by eating growing herbage from the ground.
    • n pasture A rocky shore where codfish resort to spawn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pasture past′ūr grass for grazing: ground covered with grass for grazing
    • v.t Pasture to feed on pasture: to supply with grass
    • v.i Pasture to feed on pasture: to graze
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Quotations

  • George Eliot
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    “Breed is stronger than pasture.”
  • Bernard Cooper
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    “At the rate science proceeds, rockets and missiles will one day seem like buffalo -- slow, endangered grazers in the black pasture of outer space.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
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    “Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.”

Idioms

Put someone out to pasture - If someone is put out to pasture, they are forced to resign or give up some responsibilities.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. pasture, F. pâture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor

Usage

In literature:

Will you keep your eye on him while we go into the pastures?
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
Still farther around to the north rose a bold, rocky, cleared hill which I concluded was the sheep pasture.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Was I not in the position of a shepherd driving sheep into a pasture which was distasteful to them?
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
She was born out in the pasture one sunny morning in June.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
A good pasture-soil, taken to a depth of 9 inches at Rothamsted, was found to contain about a quarter per cent.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
I climbed a hill devoted to pasture, passed through the bars, and faced my mountain.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
Here and there a rotting post leaned at a precarious angle, or gates between pastures needed repairing badly.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
They rode in silence until the pasture fence was passed.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
It was then and there that we noticed our pasture; the entrance was beside us.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
These animals have never been domesticated, although calves have sometimes been caught, and confined in an enclosed pasture.
"Delineations of the Ox Tribe" by George Vasey
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In poetry:

In pastures green, O lead us still!
And help us all to do thy will,
And all our wants supply;
Help us in every grace to grow,
And when we quit thy fold below,
Receive us all on high.
"Anniversary Hymn" by David John Scott
Fades the sodden wharf, and fades the spire.
The anchored ships are lost. The climbing town
Fades out. The narrows close. The cliffs retire.
The green hill-pastures blur against the brown.
"Adieu" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The butterflies flit by, and bees;
A peach falls to the ground; The tinkle of a bell is heard
From some far pasture - mound; The crickets in the warm, green grass
Chirp with a softened sound.
"A Perfect Day" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
But One, but One,—ah, child most dear,
And perfect image of the Love Unseen,—
Walked every day in pastures green,
And all his life the quiet waters by,
Reading their beauty with a tranquil eye.
"God of the Open Air" by Henry Van Dyke
"We know you'll come back!" said the fields and pastures,
"We know you'll come back!" said the woods and the hill.
Alyosha, at nights I can hear them behind me.
Their voices are following after me still.
"Smolensk Roads" by Konstantin Simonov
The Lord my pasture shall prepare
And feed me with a shepherd's care;
His presence shall my wants supply
And guard me with a watchful eye;
My noonday walks He shall attend
And all my midnight hours defend.
"Psalm 23 : The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare" by Joseph Addison

In news:

Blevins uses the hay for the pasture-full of Arabian horses that compete in endurance races across the nation.
Agronomist for Southern States Feed Division says feed prices shift focus to pasture use.
Cape creatures in focus at Long Pasture.
Kathlen Szmit photo-A DIFFERENT KIND OF MARCH MADNESS POOL – Ian Ives, director of Mass Audubon's Long Pasture.
NORMAN — Cleveland County pastures are in poor shape after two years of historic drought plagued the area.
Because of this, many beef producers will rely heavily on winter wheat pastures to supplement their herds this year.
A Winter Pasture and Stocker Cattle Seminar will be held July 24 from 1 to 5 pm at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium, Ardmore, OK.
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Winter Pasture/ Stocker Cattle Seminar from 1 pm to 5 pm, Tuesday, July 26, at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium.
Stockpiling pastures a good tactic to feed cattle into fall, winter.
Mid-August is the best time to get pastures in shape for growing winter stockpile grass, says Justin Sexten, University of Missouri (MU) beef nutritionist.
Though Mom Nature always has the final say in how much wheat pasture is available, grain-market dynamics began playing a stronger role a couple of years ago with the commodity bubble.
Holes leading to the woodchucks ' burrows can present a hazard to horses in pastures.
It was 1987 when developer Ross Perot Jr and economist Ray Perryman took a helicopter ride to a cow pasture on the north Fort Worth prairie.
Speaks against the expansion of the Clean Water Act to authority over wet areas on private land in a pasture owned by Gary Johnson in Waukomis, Okla.
Cattle siezed from SC pasture.
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In science:

New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1988 Pastur, L., Figotin, A.: Spectra of Random and Almost-Periodic Operators.
Localization at low energies for attractive Poisson random Schr\"odinger operators
As a preparation for the new result of this paper, about the limiting resolvent of Wigner-rescaled random Laplacians, we first consider an ensemble of Wigner-rescaled matrices which leads to a derivation of Pastur addition law of random matrices in the replica formalism.
Real symmetric random matrices and replicas
Then we merely derived, by a different technique a specific case of Pastur’s law of addition of random matrices.
Real symmetric random matrices and replicas
The similar result about Laplacian matrices (4.15) is different because, at any finite N , the diagonal matrices are not statistically independent from the off-diagonal entries and Pastur theorem does not apply.
Real symmetric random matrices and replicas
In the derivation of our new result, the Pastur law of addition of random matrices is recovered by the replica method.
Real symmetric random matrices and replicas
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